[Enterprise Architect] #15. Export Documents and HTML of EA

In this post, we will briefly look at the function to export documents and HTML of EA models designed in Enterprise Architect (EA) in PDF, Word file, and HTML format.

1. You can output the document as a PDF or Word file using ‘Publish → Model Reports → Report Builder’. (Or select ‘Documentation → Generate Documentation‘ from the hamburger menu button in the Project Browser) When you select this function, the ‘Generate Documentation’ window is activated.

This image shows the Generate Documentation window where you can export documents and HTML of EA

2. In the ‘Generate Documentation’ window, all diagrams and elements under the Package set in the ‘Package’ field are generated as a report.

3. In the ‘Output to File’ section, you can select the file format between RTF, PDF, and Docx.

4. The cover page and various contents can be modified to suit your needs.

5. The format and design of the report may vary from organization to organization, so it can be customized to suit the organization’s requirements.

Enterprise Architect (EA)’s HTML report generation feature allows you to output models as HTML files. This feature is very useful when you want to share your project in the form of a web page. The HTML report creation process is as follows:

1. Access the HTML report creation function through the path ‘Publish → Model Reports → HTML → Standard HTML Report’. When you click on the function, the ‘Publish as HTML’ window will be activated.

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2. Select the package to be created in HTML.

3. You can set the report’s Title, Theme, and Header Image at the top of the web page.

4. When you press the ‘Generate’ button, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files will be created in the selected folder.

5. Click on the created ‘Index.html’ file to see how the web page is structured.

The ‘Save to Image’ feature in Enterprise Architect (EA) is an effective tool that can be used to easily save diagrams as image files or copy them to the clipboard. This feature is useful when you don’t need to output the entire model as a document or HTML, and can be used as follows:

1. You can save the diagram on the canvas as a picture file using the ‘Publish → Save’ ribbon sub-function.

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2. You can select specific elements on the diagram and paste them directly into another document such as Word, PowerPoint, etc. using the ‘Copy & Paste’ (Ctrl+C, V) function.

This feature allows you to save diagrams as images or paste them into other documents directly within EA without using the system capture tool, making the process of writing reports or preparing presentations simpler and more efficient. By actively utilizing the various functions of EA, the results of modeling work can be shared and utilized more easily.

In this post, we briefly looked at how to export documents and HTML of EA models and how to save diagrams as image files.

This concludes the Sparx Enterprise Architect (EA) basics series. In the future, we plan to additionally cover SysML and necessary EA functions.

There may still be some shortcomings, but I hope you understand, and I look forward to continuing to improve my writing skills through continuous posting and to provide you with more useful information.

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

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